If you work a lot of different gigs, or you have a few favorites, you’ll want to make sure that your gig supervisor remembers you. That way you have a better chance to work with them in the future. Making a good impression can also mean a recommendation for a new job you’re trying to get. Or, it could help ensure you’re hired again for the same company.
Whether you want to work for the company you’re doing gig work for, or you’re looking for a full-time job elsewhere, being remembered by your supervisor can be important. So, how do you make sure you’re remembered by your gig supervisor? Here are three important ways to help make sure the supervisor remembers you and what you have to offer.
Take the Time to Introduce Yourself
Some supervisors may not have the time or urge to learn much about every gig worker. However, most will want to learn a little about you even if you’ll only be there for a short time. Make sure you reach out and introduce yourself to your supervisor on your first day. Your politeness and friendliness will be remembered, and that can help your name and face stay in your supervisor’s mind. A good impression now can mean a new job later. It’s always worth introductions and a little bit of networking when you take a gig and start working.
Give Them Something Positive to Attribute to You
Not only do you want your supervisor to know your name, but you want them to think well of you. To help with that, make sure they have something they can positively attribute to you. That could be great energy, a positive attitude, being on time, following directions well, volunteering for tasks, helping co-workers, or just about anything else. It should be something you do well, and something you can keep up with for the long-term. When they see what you offer, they’ll be more likely to remember you.
Be Sure to Thank Them
Make sure to thank your direct supervisor at the end of the job or shift. That will help to make a good impression, and could lead to a good reference for a new job. It might even lead to being hired on as a full-time employee at that company in the future. Most supervisors aren’t used to being thanked for the opportunity to work. When you thank them, they’ll remember that — and that will help them remember you, too.
There’s no perfect way to be sure you leave a good impression on your gig supervisor, but these tips can give you a better chance of doing that. Even if it’s not going to work perfectly all the time, it’s much more likely to be effective and help ensure the supervisor remembers you. That could lead to a new job, a different role, or a long-term, full-time level of employment that’s just what you’ve been hoping for. It’s worth considering, and worth making that little extra effort to ensure you’re noticed and remembered.
About the Author: Michelle Dakota Beck has worked as a professional freelance writer since the 1990s. During that time she has written everything from product descriptions to full-length books. Her areas of specialization include real estate, home services, legal topics, relationships, family life, and mental health issues. You can find her on WriterAccess.